Red light goes off once again for Iran on enrichment build up
Sadly for Iran, things are turning out too messy as they are not cooperating more fully with atomic inspectors until a standoff over the nuclear deal is resolved. This happened yesterday at International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna.
One signatory warned Tehran against moving ahead with preparations to boost its uranium enrichment capacity as Iran wants to complete facility to build centrifuges in a month. Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization had earlier stated such on state television and that after the supreme leader’s order they had made preparations within 48 hours of Iran’s Natanz nuclear plant to build advanced centrifuges.
All of this raised eyebrows by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian saying Iran’s declaration that it could increase its uranium enrichment capacity if a nuclear deal with world powers falls apart is sailing close to the red line and that the initiative is unwelcome indicating a sort of irritation.
The Minister further added, “If they go to a higher level then yes the agreement would be violated, but they need to realize that if they do then they will expose themselves to new sanctions and the Europeans will not remain passive.”